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Russia, Ukraine commit to Minsk accords in call with France, Germany

20 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leaders of Russia and Ukraine discussed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the French President preparations to hold elections in an eastern Ukrainian area hit by a pro-Russian insurrection, according to the german government.

Erdogan, Merkel Agree Turkey-EU Visa-Free Regime Talks Should Continue

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a meeting Monday and agreed that the Turkey-EU negotiations on a visa-free regime should be continued, local media reported.

Merkel to Watch Turkey Closely After Vote to Strip Lawmakers of Immunity

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she was concerned about Turkey's decision to strip a hundred lawmakers of parliamentary immunity, saying she would monitor the developments closely.

Merkel Admits 'Concerns' Over Turkey as Migrant Deal Enters Brexit Row

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted "Grave concerns" over the EU-Turkey migrant deal ahead of talks in Ankara Monday (May 23), as the whole question of Turkey’s membership of the European Union sparked a row in the UK over Brexit.

Merkel 'Forced to Deal with Despotic Leader' to Curb Migrant Flow to Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not interested in listening to those who advocate democracy and human rights in Turkey, chief editor of the Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, Can Dundar, said in an interview with German newspaper Bild.

Merkel expresses concern about situation of Kurds in Turkey

BERLIN (AP) — Ahead of her visit to Turkey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says “some developments in Turkey fill us with big worries.” The chancellor expressed concern over the Kurdish conflict in an interview with weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on Sunday saying “we want that the Kurdish people have an equal place and a good […]

Merkel Slams Turkey Over Crackdown on Kurds

Many developments in Turkey regarding the Kurdish population is a cause of great concern in Germany, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Merkel to discuss Turkish parliament immunity vote with Erdogan

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would raise the Turkish parliament's vote to strip its members of immunity when she meets President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, voicing disquiet at a measure likely meant to sideline the pro-Kurdish opposition.

Apple of Discord: German Politicians Divided Over Russia's Return to G8

At this stage, Russia's return to the G8 format is impossible, the Office of the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel said, cited by Deutsche Welle.

Poroshenko Asks Merkel to Speed Up Work on OSCE Police Mission in Donbass

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday held a phone talk with his French counterpart Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the deployment of a special police mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to Ukraine's southeast, according to a statement published on the presidential website.

Germany worried by 'polarization' in Turkey's political debate

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is concerned by the increasing polarization of the domestic political debate in Turkey and Chancellor Angela Merkel will broach this topic with President Tayipp Erdogan at a meeting on Monday, a government spokesman said on Friday.

Support for Merkel's party drops to lowest since Oct. 2011: poll

BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party fell to its lowest level in four and a half years, a poll showed on Thursday, in a sign voters are still upset despite a recent drop in new migrant arrivals.

German court bans Erdogan insult poem

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

When German chancellor Angela Merkel allowed the prosecution of a comedian who had insulted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, some thought it was strategic: that by doing so, it exposed the country's ancient ban on insulting heads...Show More Summary

German coalition partner dips below 20 percent for first time in 24 years

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD), who share power with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, fell to their lowest level in 24 years in a poll published on Wednesday, underscoring the need for possible new alliances after the next election.

Germany: Neglect On Another Front

I’m not quite sure how to describe the chancellorship of Angela Merkel beyond the obvious observation that the “indispensable  European” (The  Economist) is by some margin the worst of all the postwar chancellors. She plays the political...Show More Summary

Merkel's Party in Despair Over Migrant Crisis and Poll Drop

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrat (CDU) Party has slumped to just 19 percent in polls in Berlin, which is holding elections in the fall as a senior lawmaker has warned her not to sacrifice their own values to the goodwill of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Merkel Accused of Opening Germany to Turkish 'Blackmail'

German politicians accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of making Europe overly dependent on Turkey in the migrant crisis, leaving the bloc vulnerable to blackmail by President Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey, refusing to bow to European Union demands...Show More Summary

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Pig’s Head With ‘Insulting’ Message Left Outside Her Office

A pig’s head was found outside German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s constituency office bearing an “insulting” message addressed to her. A patrol car noticed the pig’s head on the steps of the Christian Democratic Union’s regional office in the northeastern town of Stralsund early Saturday morning at 5:40 a.m., according to police. Show More Summary

German politicians say Merkel left EU exposed to Turkish blackmail

BERLIN (Reuters) - German politicians accused Chancellor Angela Merkel at the weekend of making Europe overly dependent on Turkey in the migrant crisis, leaving the bloc vulnerable to blackmail by President Tayyip Erdogan.

German police find pig's head outside Merkel's constituency office

BERLIN (Reuters) - Police found a pig's head bearing a written insult against German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the entrance to her constituency office in the northeastern town of Stralsund on Saturday, state police said.

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